Must Watch: Brand New Star Trek Super Bowl TV Spot!
by Alex Billington
January 31, 2009
Thought you wouldn't see anything else in advance of the Super Bowl tomorrow? Guess again! Paramount's new Super Bowl TV spot for Star Trek has just popped up online and can be seen below in all of its glory. There is a lot of new footage to be seen here and for 30 seconds, this definitely packs one hell of a powerful punch! If you were excited based off of that first trailer, just wait until you see this! One thing is for sure - the Super Bowl is definitely going to make this summer look incredible. I was already excited for Star Trek, but this just blew the lid off of everything. Stop what you're doing and watch this right now!
Watch the full Star Trek Super Bowl TV spot:
Star Trek is directed by J.J. Abrams (of "Lost" and Mission: Impossible III) and is written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (of The Island, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). This is the 11th movie in the Star Trek universe, following most recently Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002. Star Trek is set to land in theaters everywhere on May 8th, 2009 this summer!
Reader Feedback - 56 Comments
That looks so incredible. I can't wait.
Farris on Jan 31, 2009
this movie shows just how important is is to NOT go fanboy all the time with franchises. new concepts, ideas and etc usually exist outside the inner circle. can't wait for this movie.
douglaspaul on Jan 31, 2009
Ewww....I think this trailer is going to piss off the fanboys. It looks cool to me, but for a person who loves the TV show I think this trailer is going to be a big turn off. "It looks nothing like Star Trek, too young, too slick" I can almost hear them now.
ImaginaryVisionary on Jan 31, 2009
woow...... well um... I never have seen star trek and do not ever want to see the old ones.... this looks good though... and seriously wtf to trekies...... those guys are not losers at all.... sorry though... just kinda sad...
!!!! on Jan 31, 2009
#2 "This looks so ridiculous. A bunch of explosions and aircraft carriers, WOW!!!!" That's a direct quote by you in the Transformers post. How is this ANY different?
MBD on Jan 31, 2009
well, for one thing, this movie wasn't based on a toy.
Zach on Jan 31, 2009
Looks good. I will enjoy this more then transformers.
JimD on Jan 31, 2009
This ain't your daddy's Star Trek. The new 'old' gang isn't afraid of drinkin', wenchin', kicking ass and blowing the hell out of the enemy. I'm a fan of the older franchise, but this... THIS... is MY Star Trek. Bring it!
Jason K on Feb 1, 2009
to #4, what kind of star trek r u lookin for, old crappy special effects from back in the day?? It doesnt look like star trek?? Do u want William Shattner back in the picture or somthing?? if u say yes thats just sad.
JS Chan on Feb 1, 2009
I'm now slightly less excited about this film. It looks nothing like Star Trek, too young, too slick.
Wottock Hunt on Feb 1, 2009
Tim "Cloverfield" on Feb 1, 2009
crabby on Feb 1, 2009
Doesn't have shit on transformers 2 and G.I joe trailers.
Darunia on Feb 1, 2009
LOOKS GOOD!! MUSS WATCH!!
NeoSlyfer on Feb 1, 2009
HOLY SHIT. I may be more excited about this than TRANSFORMERS 2.
Marty Martin - IMAGEN Films on Feb 1, 2009
I agree with #11. Also what worries me is that we don't have a chance to have longer franchise with it. 2-3 movies tops. I don't see that cast willing to do a regular tv show or something. So what... another franchise relaunch in next 5 years? Not really a fan of this idea.
Bender on Feb 1, 2009
This looks great... looks better than Transformers -2..
suresh on Feb 1, 2009
agree with 11 and 17. The big budget look and feel of it is totally not Star Trek.
Al on Feb 1, 2009
Actually glad some of the wistful ultra-fans don't want to see this movie. Star Trek is dead. Gone. Finished. I want them to resurrect the franchise, even if it is only for "2-3 movies tops". Good grief, 2-3 movies is a heckuva lot bettter than NO movies! Which is exactly what the old franchise will be putting out. Nothing. See the second sentence above. Have a memorial party for the old crew, and welcome in the kick ass new crew. I want Kirk as he was meant to be. A womanizing, shoot-from-the-hip, empathic individual with amazing tactical skills. Kick ass, Kirk!
Jason on Feb 1, 2009
I seriously cannot wait for this movie. This is my most anticipated movie of 2009. All of the reboots of old franchises (Battlestar Galactica, Batman, James Bond) have been absolutely amazing, and it looks like this movie is poised to do the same thing for Star Trek. I'll be there on May 8, 2009!
deltavoyage on Feb 1, 2009
#1 on my "movies i m excited for list"
Andy on Feb 1, 2009
#11: I agree, too young and estrogenized. Besides, JJ Abrams' record is mostly drivel.
RandyG on Feb 1, 2009
#11 I think we'll have to wait and see it looks good to me.
Fisherr on Feb 1, 2009
I wasn't that sold on this movie when I saw the first trailer and I am pretty much less sold now. Thinkin' about it the other day, I would not like to be the kid playing Kirk for all the whiskey in Ireland. I mean think about it: for the last 43 years, when you think Captain James T. Kirk you think William Shatner. I mean that's a hell of a thing to live up to.
Ian on Feb 1, 2009
HUGE Trekkie here...I am sooo excited about this!!!
LRS on Feb 1, 2009
when i first heard they were going back to the beginning with everyone being young, i didn't think it would work. but, now i'm starting to get excited about it. the action looks great. i'm interested in what info we get on the crewmembers as they come together to helm the enterprise.
dan on Feb 1, 2009
#20 is absolutely correct. I loved the old star trek. Loved TNG. But they're done. They won't be putting anything out, they're finished. Time for a revamp, bring some energy, a good cast, a solid plot, and some of the incredible CGI we're capable of now, and it looks like they've done a damn fine job.
N on Feb 1, 2009
Star Trek: The Ritalin Generation.
avoidz on Feb 1, 2009
When I think about Star Trek this is what comes to mind... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1eFdUSnaQM ...so screw the fanboys. Abrams' got chops and this won't be some Star Wars Episode I throwaway shit. Just because it's flashy doesn't mean it'll necessarily lack substance... goodness knows Star Trek's image needed some style anyway. I've definitely got this thing listed higher than both Transformers 2 and G.I. Joe and I'm not even a Star Trek fan... Oh yeah, go Pittsburgh.
Frame on Feb 1, 2009
Yes! Something Feo really HATES!
feohatestheworld on Feb 1, 2009
I really do not understand the star trek true die hard fans. It is FICTIONAL PEOPLE get over it. I have been a star trek fan for a long long time, and every single movie that has come to the theater I have embraced, I accepted it for what it was...a movie with characters and a starship. So the Enterprise has been a bit redisgned. How do we not know if this would of been a design that Gene himself would not have embraced and said...damn! thats what I was looking for in way way way back when the series first started? What was his name Berman...Hmmmmm I think it was drove star trek into the ground with boring story lines with TNG, DS9 and Enterprise. I think that Paramount has done the right thing by breathing new life and new imagination into the franchise may just be what Star Trek needs to get a relaunch of more movies more tv series. I am patiently waiting and will enjoy no matter what the final outcome. Because if Paramount does not get the result it is seeking then this could surely mean the demise of the entire franchise....
T on Feb 1, 2009
Im not a huge fan of the Star Trek Series. I hardly ever watched the Original series, NGE was pretty good, Voyager was decent, but the ret and be buried. However, I have always liked the movies and this one looks just as amazing.
L on Feb 1, 2009
J.J. Abrams will have done what most in the inner circles of the Paramount offices who worked on every Star Trek show after our great Gene....Capture lightning in a bottle for the franchise. Most have done well after Gene's passing. Even "Enterprise" started to get it....but a director looking at this bottled ship (which trekkies & trekkers have made it into a priceless diamond) from the outside...really gets it. It was always the characters that made the show strong...not the cool ships...the characters living in a fantastical world...having incredible adventures...Thats Star Trek...Theres no matrix to hunt you down , or an evil lord looking for a ring, or a farm boy deciding to follow into his fathers shadow... Star Trek...men & women...living in space, having wild dangerous fun...with ray guns, cool ships, very evil aliens and going...where no man...no one has gone before...This movie will let me dream big again...and thats all movies should do...great characters in great adventures....
Lazarus on Feb 1, 2009
Good job LAZ!
Tim "Cloverfield" on Feb 1, 2009
I am so not a Trekkie or Trekker and have never been one...but this looks pretty damn good!
CoryCow on Feb 1, 2009
so many movies, so little time
neonblue on Feb 1, 2009
Hard to tell if I like it, 'cause this little ad is chirping at me so incessantly. But on the upside I'm a "WINNER".
Diego Doyle on Feb 2, 2009
fuck yea!!! J.J Abrams your the man. this looks AM-A-ZING!!!! this is wat i've been wait for.
A.B on Feb 2, 2009
This looks like it has Phantom Menace written all over it. I'll pass.
bourneidentity on Feb 2, 2009
By the looks of this, and the Transformers 2 clip, so far it looks like Summer 2009 is going to be a great time at the movies!
Dan Walimaa on Feb 2, 2009
Bullshit # 23 Drivel??? I take offense to that. Ok, so I agree I am not a Lost fan ( which we ALL know is based on one X-Files episode)....but Drivel ? A little harsh don't you think? And Jason # 20, Kirk had to start somewhere, give it a chance.
Tim "Cloverfield" on Feb 2, 2009
Definitely I watch this one... even though every time I watch a trailer for this movie my mind is struggling not to think about Starwars... good thing I'm a Starwars fan so I guess this movie could be a good thing for me
miracle disease on Feb 2, 2009
#42: Yeah, drivel may be a bit vague. But what else would you call Armageddon, Regarding Henry, Felicity (c'mon!) and the outright insulting Lost? Cloverfield was so bad we left and got our money back (even the manager agreed it was an awful film). Okay, some people like Alias (but for me life is too short to waste time on a one year soap opera that is manipulated to reach the 100 episode target for syndication, which applies equally to Lost). Even considering the decent MI3 and Joyride, Abrams work is characterized mostly by the contempt in which he seems to hold his audience. Which predicts Star Trek is his next laugh all the way to the bank.
RandyG on Feb 2, 2009
Looking at this trailer and those of the other action-adventure-scifi flicks coming this summer has to give studio execs some heart for a respite from the current economic downturn. Transformers, GI Joe, Pixar and Star Trek are brands that will draw audiences, even if only one week. I would not be surprised if releases were spaced out a bit during the summer, as some of these are bound to be one-week wonders. As for the Star Trek prequel, I will pretty much seen anything with Simon Pegg. He is hilarious!
Suetonius on Feb 2, 2009
Looking at this trailer and those of the other action-adventure-scifi flicks coming this summer has to give studio execs some heart for a respite from the current economic downturn. Transformers, GI Joe, Pixar and Star Trek are brands that will draw audiences, even if only one week. I would not be surprised if releases were spaced out a bit during the summer, as some of these are bound to be one-week wonders. As for the Star Trek prequel, I will pretty much see anything with Simon Pegg. He is hilarious!
Suetonius on Feb 2, 2009
Tim (#42). You didn't read my comments, apparently. I'm giving the new Star Trek movie a chance. In fact, I'm ENCOURAGING the new movie. If you read my complete post, I was explaining to the ultra-fanboys why they SHOULD give the new crew a chance. As of right now, Star Trek is dead. Hopefully this new movie resurrects the franchise. I hope so! If it bombs in the boxoffice, I doubt we'll see another Star Trek movie for quite a few years. 🙁
Jason on Feb 2, 2009
#44 Cloverfield was nothing but BRILLIANT!!!!!! I don't like Lost just because of the X-FIles rip off earlier mentioned. God your wrong. BAD ROBOT! and SLUSHO!
feohatestheworld on Feb 2, 2009
Jason (47) I am sorry, mis-represented your comment in my post. Totally giving it a chance. YOur correct with ST being dead, and this film should help the old, along with some new fans. Lost is not my fave rave, but I also agree with #48. I loved Cloverfield.....still do.
Tim "Cloverfield" on Feb 2, 2009
As a fan of the Original Series, I think this movie will kick major butt! The show from the 1960s was as action-packed as possible for what was possible at the time. I like this reimagining. I think the franchise is very much alive, thanks to JJ and his vision. So, yeah, as a fanboy, I'll be there opening day.
Fritz Blaze on Feb 3, 2009
wow, I'm a huge JJ Abrams fan. THis movie looks right up his alley. As for Star Trek and alot of people hating it without ever actually seeing it, I really don't understand it. It amazes me, and for the record... the similarities of Star Wars and Star trek are there... you would think there would be more acceptance. Anyway, I saw Generations and First Contact back in the day and I thought they were both great.
thasaltshaker on Feb 3, 2009
I like it. One of my most anticipated of this year. BTW powerful picture at the top
Silver on Feb 4, 2009
The Star Trek universe has grown exponentially since the first episode. There are literally millions of stories to be told and the best they can come up with is to retell a story about how Kirk and crew met. This is embarassing. They took a risk with Voyager and her brand new crew. It paid off big time. Does Abrams not have the guts to do the same with the movie?
Joe on Feb 4, 2009
The Star Trek universe may have grown exponentially... but it's viewer base has remained stagnant. Hence, Enterprise was booted off the air. In reality, that show should have been tossed after the third season with it's absolutely horrible raitings. But Paramount hung in there hoping the fan base would grow. It didn't. It shrank. Does Abrams not have the guts? He's the director, using what he can. He's not the issue. It's Paramount that's the issue. Voyager sucked in ratings the last two years, the series finale was a collosal disappointment. Enterprise just tanked after the first season. For Paramount to even THINK of putting more money into Star Trek they have to be damn sure it's going to pay off. I think the new movie will surpass even Paramount's expectations, draw in new fans, and help update the antiquated effects/storytelling of Star Trek. I mean, really... Sticking to Gene's ABC storytelling for television is completely outdated. (You MUSt have a main 'A' story arc, with a 'B' minor plot, with a 'C' throw away... with minute counts for each arc. BLECH!). It totally limits the writers with what they can do, and what they can accomplish per episode. Just watch Battlestar Galactica and you'll see a major difference in story arcing. Gene's Star Trek Bible HAS to be updated and revamped. Unfotunately Rick Berman didn't have the gonads to do so. Buh-bye Rick (and all the money Paramount lost with him). Hello J.J. Let's hope new fans are born, and the action/adventure of Star Trek takes off in the 21st century. If not, we're left with novels and that's it.
Jason on Feb 4, 2009
i agree with #14 so f..k u hating cowards
rossi on Feb 5, 2009
Well im sorry to say im not a fan of StarTrek at all.....but this has just turned my head big time! Lets face it JJ has the talent and ideas to make this fresh and exciting and for once Star Trek looks like it has a pulse and the franchise will rise again!! Bring on the summer!
vegasdanny on Feb 7, 2009
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